QM2 Hamburg Maintenance? October 2019


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#1
North Babylon (Long Island), New York USA
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I noticed a gap in the schedule for QM2, and I was wondering if anyone had any insights. She arrives into Hamburg on October 27, 2019, and departs November 1. I've checked the schedule on Cunard, Cruise Critic, and a few other sites. I don't see anything scheduled during the gap. I'm booked for the Hamburg departure on November 1. I'm not concerned...just curious. Thank you in advance for any insights.
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There is sometimes a charter from Hamburg.
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The Cunard brochure I have says:

25 Oct -3 Nov - Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Southampton – 9 nights




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Originally posted by Ray66
The Cunard brochure I have says:

25 Oct -3 Nov - Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Southampton – 9 nights

While I certainly believe your brochure indicates as such, doesn't it seem odd that I'm unable to find a confirmation anywhere else?
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Originally posted by steve1young
I noticed a gap in the schedule for QM2, and I was wondering if anyone had any insights. She arrives into Hamburg on October 27, 2019, and departs November 1. I've checked the schedule on Cunard, Cruise Critic, and a few other sites. I don't see anything scheduled during the gap. I'm booked for the Hamburg departure on November 1. I'm not concerned...just curious. Thank you in advance for any insights.
Just speculating here, but this might be another one of those "Stars at Sea" cruises from Hamburg (or something similar). Looking back, I see there was a similar 5-day gap in QM2's schedule from May 27 to June 1, 2018 in the online Cunard 2018 brochure that I have downloaded on my PC. Those dates correspond to the recently completed "Peter Maffay III" Stars at Sea cruise from Hamburg on QM2. As you may know, Peter Maffay has previously been on 5-day Stars at Sea cruises from Hamburg on QM2 in November 2013 and September 2015. It wouldn't surprise me if something similar is in the works for October 27-November 1, 2019.
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Thanks John. I've been immensely curious.

I get into Hamburg on the 28th and it'll be great fun to see her sail into port the morning of Nov 1st. I'm staying on a ship on the Elbe, so the vantage point will be perfect.
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Looking back to last year, there was also a 5-day gap from October 29 to November 3, 2017 in QM2's schedule in the online Cunard brochure I have for 2017. That was another "Stars at Sea" cruise from Hamburg with David Garrett as the featured performer (and that was the QM2 cruise that had to be shortened by a day because of Storm Herwart, not departing Hamburg until October 30).
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We (= my wife, our small son, me) will join that departure as well (Hamburg-NYC). It's our first "real" cruise, and we're curious to see if Cunard suits us and how we'll cope with a small kid on board.
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Originally posted by HelgeK
We (= my wife, our small son, me) will join that departure as well (Hamburg-NYC). It's our first "real" cruise, and we're curious to see if Cunard suits us and how we'll cope with a small kid on board.
Greetings HelgeK, You may want to join the Roll Call for this crossing. I hope you and your family thoroughly enjoy your adventure on QM2!
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Originally posted by steve1young
Thanks John. I've been immensely curious.

I get into Hamburg on the 28th and it'll be great fun to see her sail into port the morning of Nov 1st. I'm staying on a ship on the Elbe, so the vantage point will be perfect.
Looks like you won`t see her sail into the port on Nov 1st. This is the 2019 Hamburg port schedule:
https://www.schiffe-in-hamburg.de/de/_calls_2019.htm
Arrival date: Oct 27, 07:00 am. Departure: Nov 01 07:00 pm. No arrival time on Nov 01st.
Looks like she will have some kind of maintenance. The Blohm+Voss dock is right across from St Pauli Landungsbrücken.

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